overgraze

verb
over·graze | \ˌō-vər-ˈgrāz \
overgrazed; overgrazing; overgrazes

Definition of overgraze 

transitive verb

: to allow animals to graze (an area, such as a pasture) to the point of damaging vegetational cover

First Known Use of overgraze

1901, in the meaning defined above

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